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Publisher's Summary

Family secrets step to the forefront in this dazzling mystery from New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris.

Aurora's been around long enough to know that when a day starts out with your handyman going crazy in your front yard, it probably won't get any better. Sure enough, when her husband's niece shows up unexpectedly, drops off a baby, and disappears, Aurora is overwhelmed. And then the niece's husband turns up dead, having met his demise at the end of an ax blade. To find her niece, Roe and Martin retrace her steps from sunny Georgia back to snowy Ohio, where they will uncover dark family secrets - at their own peril.

Solve another mystery with Aurora Teagarden.
©1999 Charlaine Harris (P)2009 Recorded Books, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[A] gripping tale [in which] Harris mixes elements of a cozy and her darker themes with skill and panache." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Gossipy, blithe, often funnywith a wind-up thats fierce, shocking, and poignant. A winner for Harris this time out." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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    5 out of 5 stars

Spoiler Alert

I've enjoyed all the books in this series so far. Unfortunately, I read "Chad's" review and one of the major plot twists is revealed. Skip that review, if having part of the ending revealed is not your cup of 'Tea' (pun intended)! Otherwise, I enjoyed this book as much as the others in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Rhonda
  • Richmond, VA
  • 02-18-14

If you LOVE Sookie, you'll love Aurora...

Would you consider the audio edition of A Fool and His Honey to be better than the print version?

I have never read the actual books... But I have listened to all the books in this series..

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Fool and His Honey?

I couldn't pick just one. I think the stories, in all of this series are delightful. I fell in love with Aurora and she is very reminiscent of Sookie Stackhouse. It's like reading a Sookie novel without the supernatural aspect.

What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

I thought she did very well with the characters and I appreciate that Charlaine Harris knows how important it is to stick with the same narrator, if they are good. She was good. She had the characters down, and gave them the perfect southern touch they needed.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Aurora Teagarden, Unluckiest Girl EVER! OrSookie....Off Steroids... :) or Aurora Teagarden... Amateur detective, who's actually better than the real police... Or....Poor Aurora! Won't people stop dying around her? lolI don't know... But those all represent her character... :D

Any additional comments?

I know this series is over (for many years) as well as the Southern Vampire Mysteries... But I want MORE...MORE AND MORE! Charlaine Harris really could add to Aurora's life...kind of pick up where she left off in the last book. I'd love to read them. I'd love to see her brought back to life... :DCharlaine Harris has a way of writing that makes you feel good inside, like comfort food. There aren't many writers that can make me feel like that. It's like putting on a favorite pair of slippers. Her stories just make me feel comfortable, safe and warm and able to actually relax for a while. I think she writes in a way that makes people feel like they can identify with the characters. I really do love her style of writing.I DO wish she would NOT have written the Sookie Stackhouse companion. I just couldn't sit through it and actually returned it... :( maybe I would have liked it better in hardcover. And the last book I purchased was just a very short book that let's you know what happened to everyone in Sookieville...I didn't care for it. It was only about 45 minutes long and made me feel like the writer was just squeezing out every penny she could get out of the Sookie Stachouse character. I don't know, I felt like she should have just left it alone...and not published both books...it would have been nice to see them on a blog or her website, you know, a thank you for the fans type of gesture, but she didn't do that, she made more money off them and for some reason, that just didn't sit right with me. I feel crappy saying that about one of my favorite authors, but it's just how I felt when I was listening to them. Sorry... I really DO hate saying anything negative about Charlaine Harris because she is a GREAT talent. One of the best writers, ever...in my opinion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Tear-jerker ending

I have read or listened to the Teagarden books in order and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I am a huge Therese Plummer fan, as well. Actually I enjoyed this one--quite funny in many places--until about 15 minutes before the end. Not at all what I expected. The book is very well written, as are all of Harris's books, but I'm not a fan of tear-jerker endings. So I recommend it with the provision that you are prepared for heart break at the end.

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Terrible

Aurora was a brat and immature in this book. Her husband was an ass. Complete waste of my time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Love the narrator and Aurora continues to be one of my favorite characters!

Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

Aurora

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Murders, Babies and true love!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Margaret
  • Corryton, TN, United States
  • 07-25-10

I'm done reading Charlaine Harris

Somehow Ms. Harris has gone from writing funny stories with plots that twist and turn and keep you intrigued to writing frustrating and pointlessly sad stories. I wasn't the least bit surprised at the identity of the killer when revealed in this book, and instead of the story ending on a note of anticipation, or even hope for an upturn in fate for the next day, I'm depressed and irritated. The Sookie Stackhouse series has headed the same way, and even the "Grave Sight" book is unnecessarily depressing at the end. I give up. I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of the Aurora Teagarden series, and the characters and plots are good, but I'm not reading any more books written by Charlaine Harris. I wish I had stopped at "Dead Over Heels", and suggest that everyone else do so. Read the first 5 in this series, then skip "A Fool and His Honey" and find another author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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book 6 is another good one

my only complaint is about the death of a certain character. I know it is difficult to kill a character and I wonder how this will play out in subsequent books in the series. The story came together quite nicely although at times I felt like it was a stretch for all this near death experience to happen to one person. But then that is how it goes for the main character of a series, right? C Harris does a great job of convincing me of Roe being a real person. :)

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Very. Good Book!!!!!!!!!!

I love Aura Teagarden mysteries. They keep you on the edge of your chair.Will be looking for more .

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Story and narrator EXCELLENT, Audible botched it

The chapter headings are all wrong (as is so often the case). For example, it reads Chapter 5, when it is actually the start of chapter 8. There are several chapters in one looooong chapter. Really hate that this KEEPS being an issue for Audible!

The narrator is wonderful. How she does so many voives, I don't know! The story is a tangle, and the end is shocking! I can hardly believe it. Another gripping Aurora Teagarden mystery!

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Oh!

I just couldn’t give as high a rating. I would have skipped if I’d known there was no HEA. Good story. Good narration. Too sad ending for me.